2017 Highlights

Minority Business Development Agency Releases Report on Contracting Barriers Impacting Minority Firms

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency today released a new report, Contracting Barriers, and Factors Affecting Minority Business Enterprises: A Review of Existing Disparity Studies.The report, which spotlights disparities in state and local government contracting between minority-owned and nonminority-owned business enterprises, provides an in-depth review and analysis of disparity studies, summaries, and reports.

MBDA and Kauffman Foundation Partnership Providing Greater Access to the U.S. Census Bureau Data on Minority Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau released the 2015 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs and this year’s survey data reveals an increase in the number of U.S. minority-owned employer firms, payroll, and the number of people employed. The survey release is significant because it provides an updated demographic snapshot of the Nation’s employer businesses broken down by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status.

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to Join MBDA and NMSDC for 2017 National MED Week and NMSDC Business Conference in Detroit

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will participate in the 2017 National Minority Enterprise Development Week celebration and National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) in Detroit. Secretary Ross will provide remarks during the keynote luncheon today at the Cobo Center in Detroit.  

MBDA Announces 2017 National MED WEEK Award Winners

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the 2017 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Award winners. This year the Agency honored 15 minority business enterprises (MBEs), businesses leaders and advocates for their leadership, commitment and excellence in advancing the interests and the economic achievements of the minority business community.

MBDA History

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